Saturday, January 19, 2008

Liars, Tigers and Bad Mothers, Oh My!

Liars and Tigers
So the truth is finally coming out about the tiger attack on Christmas day at San Fransico's Zoo. According to recent news reports, Paul Dhaliwal, 19, (photo at right) admitted that he, his brother Kulbir, 23, and their friend Carlos Sousa, 17, who died in the tragedy, had shouted and waved at the tiger, named Tatiana, from the edge of its enclosure at San Francisco zoo. Moments later, the tiger made its way out of its enclosure and attacked the three young men. "As a result of this investigation, (police believe) that the tiger may have been taunted/agitated by its eventual victims," according to [Police] Inspector Valerie Matthews" (Source)

According to the police investigation, the three young "men" were also hooched up on vodka and marijuana. All three had traces of marijuana in their systems; Dhaliwal had a blood alcohol level twice that allowed by law. When the incident first occured, the surviving brothers both vehemently denied any of the three had done anything to agitate the animal. Their attorney, Mark Geragos, has repeatedly said they did not taunt the tiger. Carlos Sousa's parents even appeared on national TV the day after the attack denying any wrongdoing by the boys. Mr. Sousa stated it was "something you never expect to happen." Really? I hate to sound cold-hearted here, but what in the world did those three THINK would happen?! I've got news for you, and I'm just guessing here, but getting liquored and doped up and then harrassing an animal that outweighs you by nearly three times...that's not a good idea. The tiger is gonna get mad! And from what I've read, they don't negotiate.

What's even more amazing to me is the willingness of the brothers to lie about the situation, knowing that the story would go public. And what about Carlos Sousa's parents? They believed--for a while--their son was attacked for no reason. Why? Because Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal are LIARS.

Bad Mothers
Priscilla Ceballos said she didn't intend to decieve anyone when she helped her 6-year-old daughter write an winning essay that earned her tickets to a Hannah Montana concert. Ceballos and her daughter submitted the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Club Libby Lu which began: "My daddy died this year in Iraq." The Garland, Texas mother later admitted to store officials that the essay and the military information she provided about her daughter's father were untrue. (Comment: I don't recall the girl's father actually being mentioned or seen during the entire charade.)

Club Libby Lu later withdrew the prize and awarded the tickets to another unnamed contestant.

"I meant no disrespect," Ceballos said on the "Today" show. "I just made a bad decision which I sincerely regret." To which I say: BUFFALO BAGELS! This is a bad mom; a bad mom that is also a liar. She would have taken the tickets and never said a word had the store not asked the right question! She's also a delusional liar--to HERSELF. Does she really think those painted on eyebrows LOOK REAL??!!

Just another handful of people in America that think the rules don't apply to them...especially when it comes to honesty.

The Rules Don't Apply
The Rules Don't Apply (Again)


Baxter said...

Jerks will be jerks. That said, it still seems that tiger should not have been able to get out under any circumstances, in my way of thinking.

Otherwise there is more my flesh would like to say about both situations, but I must reckon it dead. :)

Rick Frueh said...

The tiger pen should have been "taunt proof". Let us not be surprised when the unsaved act like it!

Keith said...

Rick: I think you are just biased toward the "cat family!"

Seriously, agreed. The tiger enclosure should have been constructed "better" meeting more strengent requirements.

Yep, just acting according to their nature.